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4.43  ·  Rating details ·  1,752 ratings  ·  383 reviews
I’m Beatrice Kennedy, but everyone calls me Beat. I live a low-key life, fresh out of college and drifting from town to town until I find my home.
I love music, and how it stirs even the deepest and untouched parts of your soul. Depending on what you choose to listen to, would depend on what it touches. It’s the drug we all damper in, only different strains. My strain is J
Kindle Edition, 307 pages
Published September 29th 2018
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Natalie ✩★ The Biblioholic ★✩
I knew when I picked up this book to read that it was going to drive me crazy. That's the expectation I have for any story coming from Amo Jones. She has this way of evoking such strong emotions from me and I thought I was prepared.

While reading 'Manik I found myself grinning and laughing, staring at the words in utter disbelief, wanting to throw my kindle (I didn't... that ish cost me good money), getting turned on, getting turned off, and scratching my head in confusion. Blow-my-mind, span
Tijuana *Book Twins Reviews*
Jan 20, 2019 rated it it was amazing
“Aeron Romanov-Reed is undeniably the best thing I never had.”

This sexy mofo did it for me in every way. Fucking hell was I impressed by the dark, dangerous, psychotic asshole, better known as Manik.

Since I’m super late to the party, I won’t try to summarize the story. The blurb tells you what you really need you. What I’ll tell you is that the book is gorgeous. The cover. The formatting. The song choices for each chapter. All of it adds to the entertainment value. It’s well thought out and

I have to be totally honest and say that I absolutely didn't dig this story...😕

Make no mistake, I love Amo very much, she always pents up all things dark in just a little more twisty and disturbed and chaotic...and whereas I usually completely respect the true deep level of dark...I also need consistency of it.

And yeah, I probably go on everyone's nerves who obviously dont realize or dont care about the 'issue' I m addressing here, and that's also okay, cause you have the right to think so, just
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Amo Jones delivers another dark romance filled with twists and turns to keep readers riveted to the pages.

Beta read
Bookgasms Book Blog
Sep 25, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: ratula
OMG! What did I just read?! Amo Jones legit just owned me with Manik. I haven't felt like this since Frost and good Lord she deserves all the praise in the world for this book. Aeron "Manik" Romanov-Reed and Beatrice "Beat" Kennedy were FIRE and they just burned down the whole world with this story!

If you're looking for spoilers I wouldn't even know where to start. This isn't that kind of review. But what I can say is that this wouldn't be another gripping novel by this author if this story was
May 08, 2019 rated it it was ok

This was a miss for me. It wasn’t a bad read but there was too much going on in the story.
Oct 01, 2018 rated it really liked it
"How can someone so achingly beautiful hold a soul so dark. Or maybe that's how it works, maybe the most beautiful faces hide the darkest souls."

'Manik was my first book by Amo Jones. And it definitely won't be my last. This book is simply incredible. Incredibly dark, incredibly well written, incredibly thrilling, incredibly everything.

"Looking into his eyes is like looking into the center of a storm, one that will suck you in an spit you out"

'Manik has it all: dark souls that capture you right
Oct 03, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc, 2018
With a cover and a title like these, it was  impossible for me to stay away from this book!

Manik is a captor/captive story, where Beatrice (Beat) is thrown into Aeron (Manik)'s dangerous world. Manik is a rapper but as the story unfolds we learn how deep the secrets run.

This is a read in 2 parts and that's exactly how I felt while reading. 

The first part utterly blew my mind. The fast-paced intrigue had me furiously turning the pages. It kept me on edge and completely stressing out for the heroi
***5 ‘Make Sure You Feed The Right One’ Stars***


Can we say Mindfuck??

Just a little bit?

Okay. Maybe more than a little...

Because that was some twisty, turny, angsty, dark shit going on and I loved every second of it. I mean I expected the angst and the dark, because let’s be real ~ this IS Amo Jones we are talking about ~ but some of those twists had me going “Whoa. Wait. Back up. Let’s rewind here because I don’t think I read that correctly” But I did and it was a mindfuck. Now t
Oct 22, 2018 rated it did not like it
Shelves: dnf
Dnf. 58% ( just after the beginning of the 2nd part)

Bea was simply TSTL!

The girl has no backbone, she goes weak in the knees and all hot and bother when the guys is a creep and jerk!! He kidnapped her, treated her like shit and she still is looking at him like he was the tastiest ice cream in the shop!!!
He says jump and she jumps all happy...

But things goes to shit because he is a dippshit and wants to kill her... she goes to live under a bridge with the homelees because she is just too stupid
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Book: MANIK by Amo Jones
Reviewed by: Ofa Reads
Rating: 3.5 STARS


Manik. Such a fucking head trip. Literally. This book can be read as a standalone (fucking finally lol) and I have long awaited the day I got my hands on it. An action-packed romance about rap, the mafia and filled with so much darkness, black was all my soul was bathed in whilst reading. I've been a loyal and obsessive fan
Rosa Sharon (iScream Books Blog)
"I'm drawn to his shadows so I can see who they reflect."

Amo Jones never fails to blow my mind. I love her twisted mind and the characters that she gives a voice. Never a dull moment and never a minute of sleep until I turn the last page. She's always good for a book hangover.

Manik is one of her best alpha assholes. I know that you will love/hate him as much as I do. "She's awoken the beast."

Beatrice (aka Beats) is a gifted dancer but is currently working as a bartender. She's stayed at
Sep 29, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I don’t want this to be over !!!! Manik was one of my most anticipated reads. When it comes to Amo Jones I can always count on her to deliver gritty reads with intense characters.

Manik was a presence !!! I don’t know how else to describe him. Dominating, Intense and impossible to ignore. I found myself getting caught up in him, consumed by him. I couldn’t help but love him even when his actions were questionable and sometimes downright cruel.

This storyline was brilliant and I’ll be honest when
Anne Milne
Sep 26, 2018 rated it it was amazing
You've done it again Amo, completely pulled me into a story that I wasn't sure what I was going to be reading. I've read the synopsis I've seen the teasers but they gave nothing away and I'm so glad.

I loved the slow unfurling of Beats, not just her personality but who she is. I thought I had her figured out and then boom everything is turned on its head. Now Manik is an in your face character, he owns every facet of who he is. I loved every crazy scary passionate part of him.

The thing I love abo
 Charlie  ✰ WLTB Blog ✰
Sep 25, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arc-from-author, 2018
Amo has done it again.
Had me from the first chapter and I have not wanted to put it down. This book is so freaking amazing. Dark and twisted. In addition, intense it will have you sitting on the edge of your seat.
I loved the characters, the story, I love everything about a book it is so well written.
Manik I just love him. This is hands down my favorite book by this author, for now, haha it could all change again with next book. Cannot wait to see what the author has in store for us next.
If you
Oct 03, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I’ve only just discovered Amo Jones’ dark romances, so I haven’t quite delved into all of her demented and distorted goodness, but with that being said, I’m quite well-versed in ‘mindfuck’ reads, and I can unequivocally say that Manik is such a story, and while it’s confusing, at times, due to the manic-like pace to the plot line and the twists and turns that leave readers’ heads spinning, that’s exactly what makes Manik and Beat’s story all that it is because their lives don’t follow a normal p ...more
Elizabeth Sherrell (Elizabeth’s Pretty Little Reads)
I don’t know how she does it, but no matter the level of darkness. Level of messed up. Or the type of tough situations placed in her books, Amo has me devouring the entire thing, while questioning myself the entire time. I’m pretty sure it’s the reason I love reading her books.

“How can someone so achingly beautiful hold a soul so dark. Or maybe that’s how it works, maybe the most beautiful faces hide the darkest souls.”

MANIK—I was freakishly obsessed with it—and him, the actual character.
Sep 25, 2018 rated it really liked it

MANIK. The writing and the storyline is amazing. The characters are not one dimensional but rather complex. Beat is a character that I've never met before. She gives the textbook definition of I've never met a girl like you. It is funny how Aeron Romanov-Reed, who is better known as Manik, gets pulled into her orbit so easily. He doesn't know what to make of the girl he can't quite classify.

There were parts throughout the story that I had to take a step back and reread because it was too f
Sep 24, 2018 rated it it was amazing
In the words of Britney fucking Spears "She did it again"

That’s the thing with amo’s books, her books are fucking stunning, from her beautiful covers and gorgeous formatting... it grabs you! Then when your eyes capture Chapter One— you’re hooked, fucking hook, line and sinker.

'Manik, Jesus that man and his fucking hot mouth—he has you drooling and having heart palpitations with his that mouth of his! And hot damn the fucking chemistry with him and beat— 🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥

'Manik was everything and more, and
Oct 01, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arc
Captivating Darkness

Brace yourself for darkness which is what you may expect from a bratva book that is not afraid to take you places that don’t see coming. This book took me in and didn’t let me go until the very last sentence and it was one h*ll of a ride the whole way through. The author wrote the characters in the way that made you feel a part of the dark world of the bratva with all the ugliness that comes with that. I have to say that I am now an Amo Jones fan and look forward to reading m
I was tagged in a post claiming that this book right here was one of this authors best works to date, admittedly her use of long winded words have ceased to exist which I'm glad of, so kudos to her, her writing has improved immensely in that aspect. Nowwwww if she would just tone down the craziness she throws into her stories, (sometimes, less is best) I would've enjoyed this more, sadly still this author is hit or miss for me.
Caro Richard
Sep 07, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Review to come closer to release.....
Sep 26, 2019 marked it as to-read
Shelves: freebie
🎁 FREE on Amazon U.S. & on iBooks today (9/26/2019)! 🎁 ...more
Jun 05, 2020 rated it it was amazing
What I feel for this book.... well I feel all kinds of things.. I wanted to scream, hurt someone, cry, laugh, love, hate.. so many emotions. This is a dark read with some dark contents but it's an Amo book so you should know how this will go. Beat was one character that you wanted everything good to happen to, she had been through so much. Manik/Aeron was something else... at first I wasn't a fan but then he kinda grew on me once I knew everything. He was loyal and loved hard. He was alpha!! Onc ...more
Mar 30, 2020 marked it as not-my-cup-of-tea
The hero is a Vor/mafia royalty AND the most famous rapper alive.
Sorry, I just can’t.
I need the right mood.
Maybe later..
Jasmina Ceha (Bookmarks by Jasmina blog)
Amo Jones, You just blew my mind with this book. I never felt so many emotions at once.
This is captivating story with the fast pace, suspense and really dark romance.
I need to calm my trebbling heart now and gather my thoughts.

About the book:
Manik is a standalone dark romance
Written as a dual narrative book.

Here comes Beats and Manik story.

Beatrice Kennedy is a young woman who just finished collage. Everyone called her Beats. She is working as a bartender in the night club with her roommate Kyle
Cat Imb || The Reading Cat ||
Sep 30, 2018 rated it really liked it
I received an ARC of this book from the author and I voluntarily reviewed it. Thank you Amo Jones!

This book was different from what I expected. Different in the sense that there was a duality to it I did not see coming. A duality that both works and makes me twitchy. MANIK vs Aeron. Jekyll and Hyde in a sense. I was expecting a full-on dark rapper with dark rhymes and daemons eating at him. I mean there was some of that, but I craved more of it. It felt like it came second to his second life - t
Heather C
Sep 27, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc
"How can someone so achingly beautiful hold a soul so dark. Or maybe that's how it works, maybe the most beautiful faces hide the darkest souls." 

That. Right. There. That quote is everything to me. Jones has this rare ability to bring out the beauty in the darkest areas and MANIK is no exception. It's raw, gritty and deliciously dark. 

I'm going to start off my saying that the ONLY thing that held me back from a 5 star rating was because I'm so used to this explosive darkness from Jones from the
Liana Vanoyan
Sep 25, 2018 rated it it was amazing
What a stunning story... What a cover. This is the story of heartbreak,lust,betrayal, loyalty and that overcomes everything and everyone in it's way, shattering every obstacle. You will delve in the world of Manik aka Aeron Romanov-Reed, where there is nothing but anger, lust and loyalty. At first we meet Manik, who is cold, ruthless, demanding, but as we dig deeper, as Manik meets Beatrice aka Beat, we see that Manik transforms into Aeron, with feelings, deep person who not just wan ...more
Philomena Callan Cheekypee
Sep 29, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Wow just wow. Can that be my review as I’m not sure what else to say. I’m blown away by these words. No matter what I say I won’t give this book the words it deserve but I’ll give it a try.

I’m not going to go into the storyline. I really don’t want to spoil it for you so I’ll tell you a wee story about me and this story....

I read lots. It’s my passion. But this week I’ve had way too much on my mind. For a few days I just didn’t bother reading which is rare for me. I had a few hours spare and I
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Amo Jones is a USA Today & Wall Street Journal Bestselling Author, totally winging this author thing (she's probably doing it all wrong). She likes cake, loves wine, and her religion is magic (Slytherin). She's a profound work-a-holic, but when she's not writing, you can find her chilling with her kids & Husband at the nearest beach, with a cocktail in her hand.

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